Freethought Today ·

Vol. 29 No. 2

March 2012

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

Overheard: Evolution

[A]lthough he thinks it a “profound question” asking, “if we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” it’s actually quite cliché. To use language he might understand, it’s like asking “if God created us from dust, why is there still dust?”
Joseph Roberts, Monroe, La., response to a “prayer warrior’s” letter to the editor, “Atheist unswayed by God’s wrath”
Monroe News Star, 1-1-12

The drive to teach creationism is a political stunt to win points with the far right. States are struggling across America to raise standards for students and lift their performance. Loading up precious classroom time with phony science does them a disservice. When colleges look at the biology grades of Indiana seniors, will they wonder precisely what an A means if it comes from a Hoosier high school where evolution is taught alongside religious variations on the creation story? Moreover, by dumping this pig in a poke on school boards, the bill would risk turning school board elections, which should turn on key curriculum and financing priorities, into demagogic one-issue campaigns on creationism.
Editorial headlined “Creationist nonsense”
Louisville Courier-Journal, 2-1-12

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